Staying Anonymously Autistic – Tip 4 (Smell Nice)

If you are planning to see anyone or go our in public make sure you smell plesant. Check your hair, wear deodorant, brush your teeth, and get fresh before you leave the house (or have people over). Nothing screams “mental illness” like failure to care for oneself. Sad but true – if you don’t do these things people will wonder what is wrong with you.

Even if you have to wash your armpits with a washcloth in the sink and use dry shampoo, something quick – do it. Smelling nice is essential to blending in.

Just like Aspies notice humming light bulbs and distracting sounds in rooms – neurotically people notice body odor (and bad breath).

I like to wear natural food scented perfumes. Smelling something plesant is calming to me AND helps me to smell extra fresh.

Aspie Tip #4 – Smell good if you don’t want to stand out. 

*random note – unfortunately that is NOT my bathroom. 🙂


10 thoughts on “Staying Anonymously Autistic – Tip 4 (Smell Nice)”

  1. I am really sensitive when it come to smells. I can smell body odour a mile off and standing close to someone who’s had a drink? URGH. I’ve spent so much money on cosmetics over the years because I don’t like how they smell on me and I will move away from anybody who’s perfume I can’t tolerate. Sometimes I wish I could tone it all down but then I probably wouldn’t enjoy the plants and flowers so much.

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    1. Yeah, lighting is a big thing for me. Smells too, but I can survive them (agitated).I try to find nice calm spaces to visit that do not aggravate my senses. I spend a lot of time in nature, and sitting on quiet patios alone – but at least I am out in the word still. 🙂


  2. This is so true. I’ve also found that there is a pronounced linear correlation between days spent un-groomed and days spent wallowing in an intense depression, even if I’m alone in the house all day.

    Maybe I just hate having to smell myself.

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